More Permits Required for Coal-Fired Plants

Project proponents of coal-fired plants now need to get additional clearances from the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the office of the chairman of the Senate Committee on Climate Change. These will add two new layers to the 156 permits required for such projects. It’s not yet clear if the government would implement the order released by the previous administration. Government agencies have been ordered to cut red tape significantly. However, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is a known environmentalist…

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